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Do Americans Make Better Games?

It's the question nobody wants to touch with a 10-foot Wiimote: what makes American games better, or different than others? Is there a difference at all? It used to be that American games accounted for a small amount of the world's interactive entertainment -- at least, back in the days when Japan-based Sega and Nintendo ruled. Now, many top game publishers are U.S.-based, and are consolidating into monster studios, such as EA and Activision-Blizzard. But, again, are the Americans making better games?

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mohib-uddin79865323350d ago (Edited 3350d ago )

Every single american game i played has a gun

KiddyBrownTurd3350d ago

and every single dumbass jap game ever made has a sword.

what's your point.

ThatCanadianGuy3350d ago

Ahh noobzRtehGey the racist shows his true colors again.Bravo.Scumbag.

KiddyBrownTurd3349d ago

funny how you jump on me but not on your american-hating, jap-sucking buddy above.

fail

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Time Lord3350d ago (Edited 3350d ago )

UK does! :-)

Wipeout, GTA, Burnout,Rollercoaster Tycoon series,Heavenly Sword, Colin McRea Rally series, Race Driver, GRID,Motorstorm,Crash Bandicoot,Lego Star Wars series,Project Gotham Racing series,Geometry Wars,Perfect Dark,WWF WrestleMania,Eyetoy series, Singstar series,Playstation Home,APB, Crackdown,Timesplitters series, LBP, Golden eye (N64) and so much more.

Edit: the Editor has GTA 4 down as American game! IT'S NOT! It was developed in the UK.

Muitnorts3350d ago

Don't forget Criterion :)

They are definitely one of my fave devs, not least for giving us all the free content for burnout paradise.

Aclay3350d ago (Edited 3350d ago )

@TimeLord

The Original developers that created Crash Bandicoot was Naughty Dog and they are in America (California), not the U.K. and the really GOOD Crash Bandicoot games were developed by Naughty Dog anyways because all of the other Crash Bandicoot games that weren't developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony weren't so good and were poorly received by reviewers.

masterg3350d ago

Great games comes from all 3 areas of the gaming world.
1. Europe and US for a tie
3. Japan

But when you take into account the number of people in Japan vs EU/US Japan is the most impressive.

pumpkinpunker3350d ago (Edited 3350d ago )

In my opinion most of those games suck.

However, no one can really say which country makes the best games. It is all opinion. I'm sure I can rifle off a big list of american developed games.

LoVeRSaMa3350d ago

I believe Europe, and UK especially =]

Sony's London Studios are rolling them out.

Not to mention Blizzard are French.

And all the other dev companies listed above.

Also, Valve dont really make too many games, HL1 and HL2 really, other games ae mods by 3rd party ;p

aceitman3350d ago

its live for ps3 1.30 bike download now

AAACE53349d ago

To end this quickly... It all depends on what kind of games you like!

I don't think there is one particular area that makes the best games, because everyone likes different games. My collection is usually split pretty evenly with games from each territory!

theKiller3349d ago

i think now american devs r the best with or follows europian devs, dont forget ubisoft and gurilla games(killzone 2)

while japan have lost its shine this gen, but they still have some good devs

square enix,Konami,Namco,Capcom,Team ICO but this gen they havent made enough AAA games except konami with MGS4 and maybe SC4

RemmM3349d ago

Japan does! Japan is the ORIGIN of video games!

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bcooper563350d ago

After all bioware know as one of the best rpg makers is not from America.

Cajun Chicken3350d ago (Edited 3350d ago )

Canada right?
I love the way in MDK2 the first minecrawler is heading towards where their head quarters is; Edmonton. Same joke as Shiny did in MDK1.

Nice little 'fourth wall' type gag there.

pumpkinpunker3350d ago

is based in both america and canada. they have a studio in Texas.

BIoodmask3350d ago (Edited 3350d ago )

that the Western developers are starting to pull ahead a bit when it comes to game development. Especially in the RPG genre. They are generally more open-ended while JRPGs are quite linear.

There is no doubt that both developers put out a ton of quality games. It just seems like a lot of the bigger new franchises you are seeing nowadays are Western games. Some good examples are Gears of War and Resistance.

There has even been a market shift where Eastern developers are focusing more on the Western market for sales. When it comes down to it...it is really just preferance I suppose.

Obama3350d ago

You have to take into account as to how liner rpgs have better character developmment and story, as the developers have greater control over the events.

Cajun Chicken3350d ago (Edited 3350d ago )

A huge amount of critically acclaimed game studios are in the UK.
I'm not ruling out America or Japan for that matter, but America certainly does NOT make better games over the quality of those studios from the UK.

Rare, Studio Liverpool, Lionhead, Bizzare, Media Molecule, Zoe Mode, Studio London, Team 17, Core Design, Rockstar North, Planet Moon, Travellers Tales.

Don't believe me?
Read This: http://uk.games.ign.com/art...
An article citing how much UK game development has caused movements and shockwaves in the industry in the past to now.

Dumb article.

EDIT: Whats really funny in the subject articles NPD data of highest selling games 'developed in America' are from Rockstar North who are situated in Scotland.

Don't get so full of yourself America, just because of the success of Halo, Bioshock and (why?) Gears there's a long way to go.

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